Released In: 1991
Hone your flying skills in this classic flight simulator for the Super Nintendo. Pratice flying planes and hang gliders, go skydiving, or blast off with a rocket belt. Heck, you can even take control of a fully-armed helicopter and go on rescue missions. Do you have what it takes to earn your pilotwings?
Syd Lexia: I have never been a fan of flight sims, and Pilotwings is unfortunately no exception. It's certainly a quality game, and makes great use of the Super Nintendo's infamous Mode 7 effects, but it's just not something that interests me.
greeneyedzeke: Jesus Christ, if there’s any Super Nintendo game that is crying out for a Wii-enhanced sequel, it’s Pilotwings. Skydiving, hang gliding, steering a helicopter, flying a plane – all of these could be mimicked quite effectively with motion controls.
Valdronius: This was one of the first games released on the SNES, and I feel it used the new specs for the system quite well. It may not have been as fun as Super Mario World, but it was a good game nonetheless. A little frustrating at times, and sometimes you did want to punch those bastard instructors in the face, but it was all good. This came out in 1991!? Man, I feel old.
Douche McCallister: Looking for aggravation in a small 5" x 8" cartridge for your Super Nintendo? Look no further. Landing on the bonus level pads is ridiculous, hell, landing in the points square in the later stages was even worse. I don’t remember if I ever completed this game, but I do remember getting extremely frustrated with my rocket pack's controls and furiously screaming at the little guy to do what I wanted him to do or else. He never listened...
Knyte: This is the game that sold me on buying a Super Nintendo. After playing this at a friend's house, I was absolutely blown away that you could play awesome 3D games on the SNES.